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  • Irish#1
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    BRECKENRIDGE, Texas — A Texas man mowing his lawn died after he was attacked by a swarm of “very aggressive” bees, authorities said.

    Thomas Hicks, 70, of Breckenridge, died after going into cardiac arrest Monday, KTXS reported. A second patient, Hicks’ wife, Zoni Hicks, was taken to an area hospital for treatment and later released, the television station reported.

    “Medics and firefighters entered (the) home through a swarm of bees and started emergency care of (a) patient that had suffered a heart episode,” the Breckenridge Fire Department said in a Facebook post.

    Zoni Hicks told KTAB that she had been out grocery shopping. When she returned, her husband was screaming and covered in bees, the television station reported.

    “I said, ‘Honey, please don’t go back in the back area, because those bees are back there,’ and he said, ‘I won’t, I promise,” Zoni Hicks told the television station. “He was covered in like, I mean, you couldn’t even see his back and his whole head. He was just covered in killer bees.”“They were stinging him all in the yard. He was running in the backyard, the side yard, the front yard, trying to get them off of him, but they were relentless,” Zoni Hicks told KRBC. “They just wouldn’t stop. They were just everywhere, and they were stinging, and they clung to you.”

    Joey Venekamp, a local beekeeper, was brought to the scene and successfully located the hive, which was located in a hollowed-out dead tree, KTAB reported. He removed the hive with hand tools and foam, KTXS reported.

    “Once one of them stings it’s going to let off a pheromone and that’s like a red flag to the other ones,” Venekamp told KTAB. “The best thing to do is take cover.”

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  • Irish#1
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    This video is about 10 years old but still pretty crazy. Woodpecker is relentless.

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  • Irish YJ
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    didn't know if I should put this hear, the RIP thread, or under awesome videos...

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  • Irish#1
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    That's crazy. I'm surprised it could even see.

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  • IrishLax
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    [TWITTER]https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1364531716996620291?s=20[/TWITTER]

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  • Irish#1
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    https://i.imgur.com/MbUcjwI.mp4

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  • Irish#1
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    HVAC guy came out to work on the heat pump. Found this frog fried by a jolt of 220. Guess he was looking to stay warm and it didn't work out so well.

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  • NDBoiler
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    Man, can someone in this story at least show a little concern for the human being that got shot as opposed to the dogs? We live in a strange world sometimes.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/enter...es/6815779002/

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
    This is pretty cool. Thousands of sea turtles stunned by the cold blast in Texas were pulled from the Gulf to help them survive. Saw a clip on TV where the floor in a large room was completely covered with turtles.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/a...n-texas-island

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...es-texas-navy/
    I'm not sure this is a great idea. I get that those doing it mean well, and if this was a critically endangered species I might concede that that it was better than letting them go extinct. I wouldn't have a problem with it if they were victims of an oil spill or some other disaster that we were directly responsible for. This, however, is a natural phenomenon where nature should probably just be allowed to run its course. Rescuing all those turtles is preventing nature from weeding out the ones least capable of dealing with extreme weather. That's how nature improves the overall fitness of the species and makes them capable of surviving the next cold snap: by removing the least cold-tolerant ones from the breeding population and leaving those most able to endure it to produce the next generation. I don't think this is a horrible thing the turtle rescuers are doing, but it's not helping in the long run.

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  • Irish#1
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    This is pretty cool. Thousands of sea turtles stunned by the cold blast in Texas were pulled from the Gulf to help them survive. Saw a clip on TV where the floor in a large room was completely covered with turtles.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/a...n-texas-island

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...es-texas-navy/

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  • Bishop2b5
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    The circle of life can be savage.

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  • Irish#1
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    Poor little guy is right. It had to be terrified during his first road trip.

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  • Irish YJ
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    poor little guy

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">They found a small owl inside of this year’s Rockefeller Christmas tree, he hitched a ride all the way to NYC and is now being treated and cared for at a wildlife rehab facility. <a href="https://t.co/f4PkBm6MGo">pic.twitter.com/f4PkBm6MGo</a></p>&mdash; Allison Esposito Medina (@techladyallison) <a href="https://twitter.com/techladyallison/status/1329133725779628033?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 18, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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  • Irish#1
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    That's pretty cool. Hopefully this is the beginning of a positive trend.

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  • NorthDakota
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    Originally posted by Old Man Mike View Post
    Several lifetime banned members of IE spotted in Montana.
    All were packin'.
    What brought you out west old man Mike? Trying your hand at being Leo in The Revenant?

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  • Old Man Mike
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    Several lifetime banned members of IE spotted in Montana.
    All were packin'.

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  • Legacy
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    Mount Rainier’s first wolverine mama in a century is a sign of the species’ comeback
    Last edited by Legacy; 10-26-2020, 07:55 PM.

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  • Irish#1
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    Had never heard of these Killer Hornets until seeing something on the news over the weekend. They found the nest by putting a tracking collar on one of the hornets. lol

    'Murder hornet': First nest found in US eradicated with vacuum hose

    The first nest of Asian giant hornets found in the US has successfully been destroyed by scientists. The nest, in the state of Washington, was found by putting tracker devices on the hornets and it was sucked out of a tree using a vacuum hose.

    The invasive species insects, known as "murder hornets", have a powerful sting and can spit venom. They target honeybees, which pollinate crops, and can destroy a colony in just a matter of hours.

    The nest in Washington was found when entomologists, scientists that study insects, used dental floss to tie tracking devices to three hornets. The nest of around 200 insects was then discovered in the city of Blaine close to the Canadian border.

    On Saturday, a crew of scientists wearing protective suits vacuumed the insects from the tree, which will now be cut down to remove any further nests.

    Asian giant hornets are among the world's largest wasps - the queens can reach over 5cm (2in) long. Their venomous sting can penetrate humans' protective clothing but the number of people they kill each year is low - about 40 annually in Asia, according to the Smithsonian museum in Washington D.C.

    Normally their natural habitat is in areas of Asia from China to Japan, but in 2019 there were several sightings of single "murder hornets" in North America. A nest was destroyed in Vancouver Island in Canada in December last year.

    Globally, conservationists are deeply concerned about falling insect populations. But it can be permissible to kill some insects if they are an invasive species - one that is not native to an area and preys on other insects there.

    Honeybees are under threat due to loss of food after habitat destruction, pesticides, and disease.

    When an Asian giant hornet enters a honeybee colony, it begins a "slaughter phase" in which it kills bee after bee and can destroy the colony in a few hours.

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  • Irish#1
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    Pretty wild. She didn't just drive him away from her cubs, she kept following and threatening him for several minutes. He handled it pretty well, though he sure was in a high pucker situation.
    Pucker might be an understatement!

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
    I might have pissed my pants if this was me.

    Video of mountain lion stalking hiker for 6 minutes goes viral

    https://www.clickorlando.com/news/lo...es-goes-viral/
    Pretty wild. She didn't just drive him away from her cubs, she kept following and threatening him for several minutes. He handled it pretty well, though he sure was in a high pucker situation.

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  • NDBoiler
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    Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
    I might have pissed my pants if this was me.

    Video of mountain lion stalking hiker for 6 minutes goes viral

    https://www.clickorlando.com/news/lo...es-goes-viral/
    Sounds like the hiker may have inadvertently come between the mom and cubs, which is the worst place to be.

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  • Irish#1
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    I might have pissed my pants if this was me.

    Video of mountain lion stalking hiker for 6 minutes goes viral

    https://www.clickorlando.com/news/lo...es-goes-viral/

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  • Irish#1
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    Can you imagine what they were thinking? "This thing is eating 5lbs of food a day and tried to bite me."

    French couple trying to buy Savannah cat get tiger cub, instead

    Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A French couple who purchased what they thought was an exotic Savannah cat from an online ad ended up turning the feline over to authorities when it turned out to be a tiger cub.

    Prosecutors in La Havre said the couple encountered an online ad in 2018 offering a baby Savannah cat, a cross between a domestic cat and an African serval, for sale.

    The couple paid about $7,000 for the kitten, but after about a week in their care, the couple suspected the feline was not a Savannah cat, which is legal to keep as a pet in France, but a Sumatran tiger, an endangered species native to Indonesia.

    The prosecutors said the incident sparked a two-year investigation that culminated this week with nine people being arrested. The couple who purchased the cat were among those arrested, but were later released by police.

    Authorities said animal trafficking charges are being sought in the case.

    The tiger cub now is in the care of the French Biodiversity Office.

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  • Irish2155
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    Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
    Sounds like my kind of park.
    Sounds like my uncle.

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  • Irish YJ
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/...?ocid=msedgntp



    A Lincolnshire wildlife park in Britain had to remove 5 recently acquired African Gray parrots due to their language. Apparently they were all exceptionally foul-mouthed and the more people reacted and laughed, the more the parrots did it. Most people found it entertaining and funny, but the park decided the birds were so bad that it wasn't appropriate for kids.
    The Brits are to F'in proper lol.
    Growing up my godparents had talking birds. We'd constantly try to teach them foul phrases (foul for back then).

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  • Irish#1
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/...?ocid=msedgntp



    A Lincolnshire wildlife park in Britain had to remove 5 recently acquired African Gray parrots due to their language. Apparently they were all exceptionally foul-mouthed and the more people reacted and laughed, the more the parrots did it. Most people found it entertaining and funny, but the park decided the birds were so bad that it wasn't appropriate for kids.
    Sounds like my kind of park.

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  • Bishop2b5
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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/...?ocid=msedgntp



    A Lincolnshire wildlife park in Britain had to remove 5 recently acquired African Gray parrots due to their language. Apparently they were all exceptionally foul-mouthed and the more people reacted and laughed, the more the parrots did it. Most people found it entertaining and funny, but the park decided the birds were so bad that it wasn't appropriate for kids.

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  • Irish#1
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    That lady is one sound sleeper. This is going to be hard to top.

    ‘Worst nightmare’: 4-feet snake pulled out from woman’s mouth in Russia

    https://indianexpress.com/article/tr...slept-6578861/

    A snake was pulled out from a woman’s mouth after the reptile crawled inside her while she was sleeping. A footage of the horrifying moment when the 4-feet snake was surgically removed from the Russian woman’s mouth has gone viral on social media.

    The incident took place at Levashi village in Dagestan, Russia, when the woman was sleeping in the yard of her home, according to a DailyMail report. On feeling unwell, the woman went to the hospital and was put under general anesthesia after doctors realised there was something in her stomach. Later, the doctors removed the snake from the woman’s mouth, with fear writ large on the faces of the surrounding medical staff. However, it is not clear whether the snake was dead or alive on being retrieved.

    <iframe width="1006" height="566" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9CItPfgtbz8" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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  • SonofOahu
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    The ones in the videos are semi-wild. The woman getting twirled around on the horns of one was at the park just a few miles from my house. I've driven down that road and seen herds there a dozen times. They're definitely not tame like at a petting zoo, or domesticated and totally ok with being handled by humans like dairy cattle. They're wild, but used to humans being around. However, you don't want to approach them or antagonize them.

    Hunting is very limited. I only know of one bison hunt in SD, and that's at Custer State Park where the woman got twirled. It's a non-trophy hunt that's just for culling the herd which has to be kept to a certain level due to land resources. They round up a lot of the animals in the fall and sell them in addition to the hunt. I "assume" you could hunt them on a private ranch, but I don't know that for sure. You'd have to check. I do know this, they're about the best tasting thing ever. Imagine the most perfect, juiciest, tender steak you've ever had. Now multiply that by 2 or 3. That's bison.

    Watch this video. Despite the title, there's no attack of any kind. It's a typical experience of driving through a couple of herds in Custer State Park near my house. The people in the video are annoying, but this is exactly what a drive through the park is like. Don't bother the bison and they don't pay much more attention to you than if you were a rock.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/az1sl3cKGr0" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    My friends went on one those bison hunts and the amount of meat they had is crazy. Thinking about it, though, what the hell would I do if I went up there and successfully shot a bison? Can you imagine how much it would cost to ship it to Hawaii? I once called an elk farm to check on how much I could get a shipment for... the shipping was 2x the cost of the meat.

    I watched the "Meat Eater" episode where he shot the bison and the others barely even moved. He said that's why they were so easy to over hunt. It's like they don't care.

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  • Irish#1
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    Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
    UPDATE
    My son had taken that pic at his house. The next day, he says both are still there, pretty much in the same place they were. Yesterday, he sends a little clip showing the spider now in the crosshairs of a praying mantis. They were heading to a soccer game and didn't have time to stick around to see what happened. When they got back, the praying mantis was still there but no sign of the spider.

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Originally posted by SonofOahu View Post
    Are these wild or ranch owned? Like, would you be able to just sit in your "backyard" and shoot one during what I assume is bison season?

    My friend lives in SD, and their plot of land is gigantic. She and her husband both hunt, well, mostly the husband, and we were planning on visiting (post COVID).
    The ones in the videos are semi-wild. The woman getting twirled around on the horns of one was at the park just a few miles from my house. I've driven down that road and seen herds there a dozen times. They're definitely not tame like at a petting zoo, or domesticated and totally ok with being handled by humans like dairy cattle. They're wild, but used to humans being around. However, you don't want to approach them or antagonize them.

    Hunting is very limited. I only know of one bison hunt in SD, and that's at Custer State Park where the woman got twirled. It's a non-trophy hunt that's just for culling the herd which has to be kept to a certain level due to land resources. They round up a lot of the animals in the fall and sell them in addition to the hunt. I "assume" you could hunt them on a private ranch, but I don't know that for sure. You'd have to check. I do know this, they're about the best tasting thing ever. Imagine the most perfect, juiciest, tender steak you've ever had. Now multiply that by 2 or 3. That's bison.

    Watch this video. Despite the title, there's no attack of any kind. It's a typical experience of driving through a couple of herds in Custer State Park near my house. The people in the video are annoying, but this is exactly what a drive through the park is like. Don't bother the bison and they don't pay much more attention to you than if you were a rock.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/az1sl3cKGr0" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Last edited by Bishop2b5; 08-30-2020, 10:38 PM.

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  • SonofOahu
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    Originally posted by NorthDakota View Post
    We have an entire herd of Bison that live within city limits and I've never heard of anyone being hurt by one. Leave the big bastards alone and they arent gonna bother you none either.
    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    So true. We have several herds in my area, including a few large herds in Custer State Park. Heck, you can drive through a herd, sit in the middle of one and watch them scratch themselves on your car or lick salt off of it in the winter, or even get out and take pics as long as you use common sense and don't get too close or antagonize them. Even the most obtuse, never-seen-a-cow city slicker should still be able to recognize that a bison pawing the ground and shaking its head is trying to warn you to back off. I'm gonna let you in on a little secret: at least half of all the people on Earth are blithering idiots with no more sense than a lobotomized sheep.
    Are these wild or ranch owned? Like, would you be able to just sit in your "backyard" and shoot one during what I assume is bison season?

    My friend lives in SD, and their plot of land is gigantic. She and her husband both hunt, well, mostly the husband, and we were planning on visiting (post COVID).

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  • SonofOahu
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    Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
    Mother Nature. This spider is eating the guts of a little tree frog while another tree frog sits nearby and watches.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rRZ-IxZ46ng" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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  • SonofOahu
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    Ha Ha's got some quick reflexes. Man, that's gotta be a scary moment. Even though there wasn't any audio, I could still hear him yell, "OH 5#!+!!!"
    I wonder who screamed louder, him or the bears?

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Deer in CO walks into a store and gets a cookie. Brings her babies back later, probably hoping for more cookies. A few years ago I had a doe that would routinely stand on my deck and look in the kitchen window staring at me until I fed her. My wife would call to me, "Your girlfriend's at the window looking for you."

    https://www.boredpanda.com/deer-fami...mpaign=organic

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
    Mother Nature. This spider is eating the guts of a little tree frog while another tree frog sits nearby and watches.

    When I was in my 20's, I saw one of these at a friend's house with a rather large lizard caught in its web.

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  • Irish YJ
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    holy hell, wait for it.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The canteen is open .. hurry up <a href="https://t.co/LM5XcVBq9A">pic.twitter.com/LM5XcVBq9A</a></p>&mdash; Ernesto’s Sanctuary for Syrian Cats (@theAleppoCatman) <a href="https://twitter.com/theAleppoCatman/status/1229831265706221570?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 18, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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  • Irish#1
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    Mother Nature. This spider is eating the guts of a little tree frog while another tree frog sits nearby and watches.

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  • Irish#1
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    One of my favorite quotations is about how wise people learn from others' mistakes, average people learn from their own mistakes, and idiots never learn at all. We can safely say this woman has at least removed herself from consideration from the first category. Yes folks, we have yet another moron who approached a bison and paid for it.

    This happened Wednesday afternoon at Custer State Park just a few miles from my house. A 54-year-old Iowa woman approached a calf and got too close when the calf's mother attacked her. It caught the woman's jeans in its horns and slung her around a few times until it ripped the woman's jeans off, dumping her on the ground and knocking her unconscious. The video in the link below is just the attack, while the embedded 3 1/2 min video shows a bit more before and after. BTW, I know one of the rangers shown near the end.
    The dude that drove his motorcycle through the pack is a brave idiot. Lucky he didn't get overturned.

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  • Irish#1
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    Originally posted by Irish YJ View Post
    WTF is a wild boar doing out in the sea. Fell off the bacon boat? That guy was fortunate to have a shovel handy lol.
    That's crazy.

    Hey Gunter, What kind of a fish is that?

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  • NorthDakota
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    One of my favorite quotations is about how wise people learn from others' mistakes, average people learn from their own mistakes, and idiots never learn at all. We can safely say this woman has at least removed herself from consideration from the first category. Yes folks, we have yet another moron who approached a bison and paid for it.

    This happened Wednesday afternoon at Custer State Park just a few miles from my house. A 54-year-old Iowa woman approached a calf and got too close when the calf's mother attacked her. It caught the woman's jeans in its horns and slung her around a few times until it ripped the woman's jeans off, dumping her on the ground and knocking her unconscious. The video in the link below is just the attack, while the embedded 3 1/2 min video shows a bit more before and after. BTW, I know one of the rangers shown near the end.

    https://www.today.com/news/bison-dra...e-park-t189416

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gIYQ6hh-XD4" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    I say this every time I see a bison video... stay the hell away from them. They are bad hombres if they decide they don't like you. I'm probably more afraid of them than bears.

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  • Irish YJ
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    WTF is a wild boar doing out in the sea. Fell off the bacon boat? That guy was fortunate to have a shovel handy lol.

    <iframe width="600" height="320" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/32bsDoN6K4Q" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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  • Bishop2b5
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    One of my favorite quotations is about how wise people learn from others' mistakes, average people learn from their own mistakes, and idiots never learn at all. We can safely say this woman has at least removed herself from consideration for the first category. Yes folks, we have yet another moron who approached a bison and paid for it.

    This happened Wednesday afternoon at Custer State Park just a few miles from my house. A 54-year-old Iowa woman approached a calf and got too close when the calf's mother attacked her. It caught the woman's jeans in its horns and slung her around a few times until it ripped the woman's jeans off, dumping her on the ground and knocking her unconscious. The video in the link below is just the attack, while the embedded 3 1/2 min video shows a bit more before and after. BTW, I know one of the rangers shown near the end.

    https://www.today.com/news/bison-dra...e-park-t189416

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gIYQ6hh-XD4" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Last edited by Bishop2b5; 09-30-2020, 11:51 PM.

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  • Irish#1
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    They have to have a history with that bear for it not to want to grab the food right away, right? Sooner or later when they least expect it, that bear is going to revert to its natural instincts and someone is going to get hurt. Then when asked by a reporter, one of those dudes will say, "I didn't see that coming".

    We took a of of vacations to the Smokey's when I was a little guy. Camped at Cades Cove. The bears would come into the camping area every night looking for food.

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  • Irish YJ
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    As you suggested earlier, they have to have some history with this bear. He's been coming into their yard for awhile and they've all gotten to "be friends," or this is a staged clip with a tame bear. No way even the stupidest people just sit around and act like that with a strange bear.

    On a related note, I took my daughter to Bear Country for her birthday in June. It's a drive though bear park with more than 100 black bears in about a 40 acre enclosure. The bears are just wandering around doing bear things and will get very close to your vehicle, but rarely if ever cause problems. I was surprised to see park workers ride through on 4-wheelers and work in the open with bears 20 or 30 feet away. I asked a guy who worked there and he said the bears were all born and raised at the park, used to people, well fed, and were never aggressive. Still made me a little twitchy.
    My parents and aunt/uncle took my cousin and I to Gatlinburg in the late 70s and we got to see a ton of bears up close. My dad and uncle let us toss food to them, and they were not aggressive at all. More playful than anything (we tossed our cheap rubber ball to play with). Shit went sideways when my mom and aunt saw what we were doing.

    Fast forward 20 years, and saw a lot of bears up close while trout fishing in the White Mountains (AZ) on Black River. We tossed them trout several times as we were over our limit everyday. I was a lot more twitchy around those bears. We had to lock down our campsite tight at night.

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Originally posted by Irish YJ View Post
    All those folks just sitting there calm is twilight zone stuff. The dude making him his first PB&J actually puts a finger in his face telling him to wait. I'm like... "WTF"... I agree, the bear likely has hidden motives with the blonde lol... "I've got a picnic basket for you baby"
    As you suggested earlier, they have to have some history with this bear. He's been coming into their yard for awhile and they've all gotten to "be friends," or this is a staged clip with a tame bear. No way even the stupidest people just sit around and act like that with a strange bear.

    On a related note, I took my daughter to Bear Country for her birthday in June. It's a drive though bear park with more than 100 black bears in about a 40 acre enclosure. The bears are just wandering around doing bear things and will get very close to your vehicle, but rarely if ever cause problems. I was surprised to see park workers ride through on 4-wheelers and work in the open with bears 20 or 30 feet away. I asked a guy who worked there and he said the bears were all born and raised at the park, used to people, well fed, and were never aggressive. Still made me a little twitchy.

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  • Irish YJ
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    Originally posted by Bishop2b5 View Post
    Bear: "Two more beers and I'm gonna show that blonde what else us bears do in the woods."
    All those folks just sitting there calm is twilight zone stuff. The dude making him his first PB&J actually puts a finger in his face telling him to wait. I'm like... "WTF"... I agree, the bear likely has hidden motives with the blonde lol... "I've got a picnic basket for you baby"

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Originally posted by Irish YJ View Post
    I've tossed food to bears before from a distance, but never ever would I do this. I have to guess they have a history with this one.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nothing to see here, just having a casual picnic <a href="https://twitter.com/StoolOutdoors?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@stooloutdoors</a> (via ig:am_mrs.nesbit) <a href="https://t.co/oAZF7lXZ4y">pic.twitter.com/oAZF7lXZ4y</a></p>&mdash; Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/barstoolsports/status/1293196650249248768?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 11, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
    Bear: "Two more beers and I'm gonna show that blonde what else us bears do in the woods."

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  • Irish YJ
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    I've tossed food to bears before from a distance, but never ever would I do this. I have to guess they have a history with this one.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nothing to see here, just having a casual picnic <a href="https://twitter.com/StoolOutdoors?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@stooloutdoors</a> (via ig:am_mrs.nesbit) <a href="https://t.co/oAZF7lXZ4y">pic.twitter.com/oAZF7lXZ4y</a></p>&mdash; Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/barstoolsports/status/1293196650249248768?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 11, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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  • Bishop2b5
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    Originally posted by NorthDakota View Post
    We have an entire herd of Bison that live within city limits and I've never heard of anyone being hurt by one. Leave the big bastards alone and they arent gonna bother you none either.
    So true. We have several herds in my area, including a few large herds in Custer State Park. Heck, you can drive through a herd, sit in the middle of one and watch them scratch themselves on your car or lick salt off of it in the winter, or even get out and take pics as long as you use common sense and don't get too close or antagonize them. Even the most obtuse, never-seen-a-cow city slicker should still be able to recognize that a bison pawing the ground and shaking its head is trying to warn you to back off. I'm gonna let you in on a little secret: at least half of all the people on Earth are blithering idiots with no more sense than a lobotomized sheep.

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